Spanish Salons have now re-opened and the happiness and pleasure has, in some circumstances, made front-page information! Purchasers are delighted to have the ability to resume their hair and wonder habits whereas respecting the brand new security guidelines.
After turning into one of many worst-hit COVID-19 nations in Europe, Spain has been one of many quickest to re-open, in an try and resist the financial penalties of the well being disaster. On April 28, President Sanchez introduced a 4-stage roadmap to a return to normality. The primary stage allowed all Spanish companies under 400sqm to open as early as Monday Might 4th, after 50 days of lockdown, and that features the vast majority of hair salons.
The Stanpa Affiliation, which brings collectively the biggest firms within the hairdressing trade, due to this fact instantly introduced its well being and hygiene suggestions for hairdressing salons, with the help of many necessary gamers, associations and corporations from the trade.
The ultimate phrase got here from the BOE (Spanish State Official Bulletin), revealed on Sunday three Might, confirming salon re-openings may happen from Might 4th. It was so sudden that not all hairdressers have been able to re-open instantly as lots of the well being and hygiene measures vital required a major quantity of reorganisation to place in place. However, the primary week noticed the re-opening of about 50% of Spanish salons – together with all the main franchise chains – a major check for the hairdressing enterprise.
For many who re-opened, the primary day of exercise flip into one thing of a media frenzy, with TV stations and information shops masking the occasion and a few stories even making the entrance web page.
The euphoria felt by prospects was nearly palpable, whereas hairdressers we capable of set about working their approach via the lengthy lists of cancelled hair appointments which have been getting ever-longer because the lockdown endured. In Spain, in addition to in lots of different nations, hairdressers and salon homeowners have been anxious that some basic security would possibly deliver severe issues to their enterprise. Issues over these limitations in enterprise follow are centred round the truth that too stringent restrictions over too lengthy a time period might lead to some salon being even capable of flip a revenue. Nonetheless, judging from these first few days, we will see an enormous need to return to the salon experiences they love a lot, each from hair skilled and shoppers alike. This impression is confirmed by the numbers – many salons reporting that they’re now fully-booked up for a minimum of the following three weeks!